Say hello to an Australian Echidna! One of only two mammals in the world that lay eggs (called Monotremes)! This little girl was brought into my work.
The Dugong is an aquatic mammal related to manatees. Unlike manatees, they have fluked tails.
The warthog-mongoose relationship is a rare example of mammals exhibiting a symbiotic relationship called mutualism, where two animal species form a partnership with benefits for both groups. The warthogs get a cleaning and the mongooses get a meal.
Thinking a platypus isn’t a mammal
🔥 Manatees turn their whole body to get a better look at something because they don't have as many vertebrae in their necks as other marine mammals
Butterflies lap up crocodile (and caiman) tears but not because they are thirsty. They rely on their tears for the salt and minerals they contain. A number of insect species including moths, butterflies, and bees are known to tear-feed, usually on mammals and in some cases even humans.
Manatees turn their whole body to get a better look at something because they don't have as many vertebrae in their necks as other marine mammals
The aardwolf a small, insectivorous mammal belonging to the same family as the hyena. The aardwolf does not hunt large animals, or even eat meat on a regular basis; instead it eats insects, mainly termites
Baby Norway rats get milk from their mothers until weaning at 3-4 weeks. As with other mammals, instinctive behaviors help them nurse effectively. This baby is demonstrating nipple seeking, rooting and kneading which is intended to stimulate milk flow. She seems frustrated that it's not working! v.redd.it/3d3z2ujdecs61
Philippine Tarsier's have the largest eye-to-body size ratio of all mammals
Why do people think dolphins are mammals /s
Tooth I found on the beach. Trying to figure out a specific animal or mammal.
The alpaca is a species of South American wooly mammal closely related to camels. Alpacas are similar to llamas but are often noticeably smaller and have smaller ears. Alpacas feed on the high elevation grasslands of the Andes mountains in southern Peru, Western Bolivia, Ecuador, and Northern Chile.
They’re getting a taste for mammals, we’re boned
In rare cases plants can have albinism, the odds are much higher in mammals, so its pretty rare to found one (the image it's not mine)
Manticore cubs are dependent on their parents for their diet of primates and smaller mammals. They've unfortunately been increasingly displaced from their natural habitats of underground tunnels by hunters
There is only one mammal species that uses stridulation as a means of communication with other members of its group. The lowland streaked tenrec, native to Madagascar, uses its spines to create high-pitched sounds by rubbing them against each other just as crickets use their scrapers to chirp.
Boy were mammals so mad after the dinosaurs died
Everyone sending mammals and birbs, but Baby Pufferfish is very cute!
This is paraceratherium a rhino relative, it's considered to be the biggest land mammal to walk the earth, standing at 5 meters at the shoulder and weighing 44,000 lb.
He's a semi aquatic egg laying mammal of action
Takin - a very rare mammal with thick neck and short, muscular legs. It lives in groups and is found above 4000 m in the eastern Himalayas. They feed of bamboo. Adult Takin can weigh over 200 kg (441 lbs)
The lowland streaked tenrec is a mammal native to Madagascar which has the special ability to communicate with members of its group using stridulation. When a young tenrec loses track of its mother, it will rub its spines together emitting a high-pitched noise which will help its mother locate it.
One of the most famous ‘living fossils’ and one of only a few venomous mammals, the Hispaniolan solenodon is one of the last representatives of an ancient lineage of shrew like mammals that lived during the age of dinosaurs. Its venomous saliva is injected through grooves in its incisors.
Human reconstruction by future sapiens where the only mammals left are rodent-like creatures
My aquarium celebrating the oldest mammal we have, Ellie.
The Pyrenean desman is a semi-aquatic mammal related to moles and shrews. Its native habitat includes parts of Spain and Portugal, the French Pyrenees and Andorra where it mainly lives along the edges of fast-moving, mountainous rivers. It has a sensitive nasal trompe which it uses to find food.
What is the point to life for Mammals?
One of the most famous ‘living fossils’ and one of only a few venomous mammals, the Hispaniolan solenodon is one of the last representatives of an ancient lineage of shrew like mammals that lived with dinosaurs from 76 million years ago.
This beautiful animal is the black-bellied pangolin. Having large scales which are often a rich ochre color w/ dark borders & the only species with black skin. It has 47 vertebrae in its tail, more than in the tail of any other mammal. This pangolin is highly adapted to moving between tree branches. v.redd.it/isdlqc4gbyi61
Until about 10,000 years ago, sloth were one of the dominant land mammal groups of South America. This is an artist depiction of the elephant sized Eremotherium laurillardi roaming around Late Pleistocene Brazil.
Mammal (human + animal)Guy finds iguana out in the ocean, gives it a ride back to safety
I captured this photo of a Crested Hawk Eagle being harassed by a tiny honeybee. It's a forest dwelling bird and preys on birds, mammals and reptiles as well as some other vertebrates. Zoom in to see the crazy details! (OC)
The Arctic fox is the only land mammal native to Iceland. It came to the isolated North Atlantic island at the end of the last ice age, walking over the frozen sea. They also have the largest litter size in the order carnivoria, having up to 25 young at once.
The Platypus has electroreception. Their animal family are the mammals with it. They use it to sense nearby prey, since they have to close their eyes underwater!
Ah, yes a turtle, a hairy mammal.
Ah yes, I’m only racist to warm-blooded mammals on Monday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday is for reptiles
Killer whales are notable for their complex societies only comparable to elephants & higher primates. Unlike any other mammal, killer whales live with their mothers for their entire lives & as they can reach age 90, as many as 4 generations travel together
Elephant Shrews are one of the fastest small mammals, having been recorded to reach speeds of 28 kilometers per hour. Elephant shrews vary in size from about 10 to 30 centimeters! The size of the trunk varies among species, but all breeds are able to twist it around in search of food.
Giant armadillos (Priodontes maximus) have more teeth than any other terrestrial mammal, up to 100. Their teeth always are growing, and have no enamel.
Tough men have a soft feminine side!(You are a mammal not an American movie)
An orca is a marine mammal. They are often confused for being a whale because of their name ‘killer whale’, but did you know that orcas are actually dolphins? In fact, they are the largest member of the dolphin family!
Sea otters have the densest fur of any animal. Their fur contains as many as one million hair follicles per square inch. Unlike most other marine mammals, otters lack a blubber layer. Instead they depend on their dense, water-resistant fur to provide insulation.
[OC] Dragons Are Actually Insects Not Mammals
Vaquita, the world's rarest marine mammal, is on the edge of extinction with about 10 individuals remaining. This little porpoise wasn't discovered until 1958 and a little over half a century later, we are on the brink of losing them forever.
This diminutive and shy primate is the Philippine tarsier. It is one of the world's smallest primates. The male adult weighs about 2.8-5.6 oz. The tarsier has unusually long ankle bones w/c enable it to jump distances up to 3-6m. In proportion to their body, their eyes are the largest among mammal.